New York , United States

The New York Edition

Rates from (ex tax)$296.25

Price information

If you haven’t entered any dates, the rate shown is provided directly by the hotel and represents the cheapest double room (including tax) available in the next 21 days.

Prices have been converted from the hotel’s local currency (USD339.95), via openexchangerates.org, using today’s exchange rate.

Style

Trend-setting timekeeper

Setting

Madison Square Park’s doorstep

Modeling agency-worthy staff is at the ready to welcome you to The New York Edition hotel overlooking Madison Square Park – the latest collaboration from Studio 54 co-founder Ian Schrager and Marriott. The iconic 1909 Metropolitan Life Insurance Company Tower has been revamped with a sleek lobby bar, the dark-panelled gentleman’s club-inspired Clocktower restaurant and Gold Bar and contemporary city-surveying suites.

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Facilities

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Need to know

Rooms

273, including 62 suites.

Check–Out

12 noon. Earliest check-in, 3pm, but both are flexible, subject to availability.

Rates

Double rooms from $296.25, excluding tax at 14.75 per cent. Please note the hotel charges an additional room tax of $3.50 per room per night on check-out.

Price information

If you haven’t entered any dates, the rate shown is provided directly by the hotel and represents the cheapest double room (including tax) available in the next 21 days.

Prices have been converted from the hotel’s local currency (USD339.95), via openexchangerates.org, using today’s exchange rate.

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Also

Artwork abounds here. The second-floor restaurant and bar are plastered with 500 gilt-framed photos of New York City street scenes and celebrity mugs, and fashion shooter Melvin Sokolsky’s dreamy Bubble series prints for Harper’s Bazaar adorn walls in the suites. The hotel have an Escalade SUV if you'd like to tackle the traffic or take a jaunt upstate.

At the hotel

Fitness centre, free WiFi throughout. In rooms: flatscreen TV, iPod dock, Beats by Dre speakers, mini bar, coffee and tea making service, custom bath products from Le Labo. The Penthouse Suite also has a kitchenette with a convection microwave oven, dishwasher and wet bar.

Our favourite rooms

Keep the Empire State Building in your sights right from your raft of a king-size bed. You can spy the art deco skyscraper from several rooms, but splash out for one of the Uptown-facing suites (larger than most studio apartments) with an oversized marble tub in the ensuite.

Spa

When a shot of caffeine or a quick nap isn’t enough after a long-haul flight, revive with a calming and purifying oxygen treatment. Or, perhaps a triple exfoliation and massage session is what you need to feel nourished and pampered from head-to-toe? The hotel’s spa has two treatment rooms and expert therapists to craft tailored treatments using oils, scrubs and lotions from H. Gillerman Organics, Elemental Herbology and Rahua.

Packing tips

Forget your sunglasses? Not to worry – you can pick up a slick pair of Illesteva shades right in your room. You’ll also find lacy underthings from Valentine and a mood-setting Le Labo black tea and floral candle (the hotel’s custom scent) for sale.

Also

Kick off those Louboutins and wander barefoot in the grass for the afternoon. The hotel will pack you off with picnic provisions and a blanket to take across the street to Madison Square Park, Central Park or any number of the city's green spaces.

Pet‐friendly

Pups under 50-pounds are welcome in your pied-à-terre, and will be set up with their own bed, water and food bowls and a toy. See more pet-friendly hotels in New York .

Children

Welcome. Cribs are free and there are several adjoining rooms for families with older children.

Food and Drink

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Top Table

On chilly nights, request the four-top in front of the original marble fireplace.

Dress Code

Everything from sleek power suits to faddish downtown looks.

Hotel restaurant

Housed in the former office of Metropolitan Life Insurance Company’s chairman, the gravitas of the Clocktower restaurant – ornamental crown moulding, original woodwork and Scotch-hued herringbone hardwood floors – compels one to sit up straighter in that club chair. The only business at hand though is deciding what to order on the superb menu from Michelin-starred chef Jason Atherton, who brings a bit of Blighty to the Big Apple. His updated, seasonal approach to British classics and pub fare includes fish and chips with mushy peas, Long Island duck a l’orange, roasted Dover sole and substantial steaks. 

Hotel bar

There are two. It’s difficult not to be drawn in by the glow of the amber-coloured glass-backed Lobby Bar (open 7am to 2am daily and you can order food until midnight). Start off with the signature vodka cocktail in the copper owl-shaped mug, a nod to the wise birds that once nested in the clock tower. Just off the restaurant on the second floor is the Gold Bar, a clubby, intimate drinks den hung with celeb portraits. Sidle up to the horseshoe-shaped bar for a rye Manhattan or the Magic Owl Easy Blonde ale brewed exclusively for the hotel.  

Last orders

Breakfast is served 6.30am to10am (weekends are for brunch 1130am to 3.00pm) and lunch 11.30am to 3pm. Dinner from 5.30pm to 10pm (until 11.00pm Thursday to Saturday). The Gold Bar is open 11.30 to 11pm (and midnight Thursday to Saturday).

Room service

Call up round-the-clock for avocado on toast with poached eggs, a dry-aged burger or leafy salads.

Location

Photos The New York Edition location
Address
The New York Edition
5 Madison Ave
New York
10010
New York
United States

Planes

JFK International Airport services most international and west coast arrivals and departures, and is 16 miles away. Several domestic airlines fly into LaGuardia Airport, just 9 miles away. Although close, travel times to and from both airports vary greatly due to traffic and time of day.

Trains

Major Northeast and Mid-Atlantic Amtrak train routes (www.amtrak.com) run out of Penn Station, just a 10-minute taxi ride away. Metro-north trains run out of Grand Central Station, also 10-minutes to the hotel via taxi.

Automobiles

Valet parking is available for $60 per night should you dare to brave the streets of New York City from behind the wheel. However, with a luxury in-house car to call on (from 9am to 11pm) for a free lift within Manhattan, plenty of taxis circling the park and several subway lines a block from the hotel, you can leave the driving to someone else.

Worth getting out of bed for

The New York Edition in Manhattan’s Flatiron District will have you perfectly placed for a night at the theatre uptown or a shopping spree downtown. However, this is one neighbourhood that certainly offers plenty of reasons to stray no further than a few blocks from your stately clock tower on the park. 

 

Local restaurants

Linger in the park with locals and tourists alike admiring the latest public art installation, or queuing up for a thick burger and an even thicker shake at Danny Meyer’s Shake Shack (+1 212 889 6600). In spring and fall, Mad Sq Eats, a culinary pop-up of favourite food trucks, makes for a quick, culinary tour of big name and emerging chefs.

Head north across the park and one block west to the much-buzzed-about Korean gastro pub Hanjan (+1 212 206 7226) for shared plates spanning the traditional (kimchi and beef brisket fried rice) to the modern (Atlantic salmon sashimi salad). House-made tortillas, seriously authentic tacos and killer cocktails are on the menu at the Mexico City-inspired Tacombi (+1 212 242 3491). New Yorkers have an insatiable appetite for pizza – from the foldable NYC-originated slice to the crispy wood-burning oven variety, and the Roman-style pies at upscale Marta (+1 212 651 3800) are all the rage at the moment.  

Local bars

You could probably spend a month at Mario Batali’s massive Italian emporium Eataly (+1 212 229 2560) without ever sampling the same thing – pizza, pasta, cured meats and chesses – twice. Of course, you can skip right over the eating bit and head upstairs to La Birreria, an open-air beer garden and microbrewery with a deep ale and wine list and big city views. 

Reviews

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Jacquie Lawrence

Anonymous review

Our New York weekend break coincided with Donald Trump’s inauguration and the Women’s March, so the city was even more hyped up than usual. That’s all very well and good during the day, but what do you do when you need a little calm and quiet at night? Stay at luxury hotel the New York Edition, that’s what! It’s bang on Madison Square, literally eye-to-eye with the Flatiron, but you’ll not hear one siren squeal; one yellow cab beep; or even the shouts from an overzealous frat party.

The hotel itself is a former mercantile building, so not only is it handsome to look at, it has stayed true to its solid, high-ceilinged interiors. Furniture design is slightly Scandi in style with chunky, blonde-wood furniture and minimalist styling, but it’s not at all stark: rather it is cosy, carpeted and soundproofed to the nth degree. When we arrived, the lobby’s warmth was a welcome relief from the cutting New York wind; there was a roaring fire and the most exquisite scent from oversized burning candles.

The high-tech lift system was simple enough for us Luddites and liberated us, by automatically designating a car, from fretting over which lift button to press: all you have to do is punch in your floor number and it tells you which lift, out of four, will be coming for you.

We had an upper-floor, city-facing, Deluxe Room with a bed so comfortable we were tempted to opt for room service from the impressive in-room dining menu. To encourage our stay-in-Saturday even further, there was plenty of closet space; an amazingly well-stocked, locally-sourced minibar; and a huge bathroom equipped with Le Labo products.

However, after a refreshing shower with the aforementioned potions, we were fortified enough to honour our dinner reservation at the hotel’s Clock Tower restaurant. It’s set in what was the building’s original clock tower and themed like a private members’ club, albeit with a modern vibe. It’s clearly popular with diners who aren’t guests at the hotel but even when full to capacity, the muted acoustics made it feel intimate and informal.

We kicked off with the Cobblerpolitan: the hotel’s take on a Cosmopolitan, still vodka-based but with more fruit and ice, the origins of which were enthusiastically explained by our friendly server. My wife opted for her usual gin and tonic, which she said was one of the most refreshing she’d ever had.

The menu – perfect for a freezing New York weekend – was a mixture of British and American fare, with a veritable atlas of hot meat dishes like Berkshire pork chop, Highland venison, Colorado lamb, Long Island duck and roasted Dover sole.

While taking forever to choose (so good was the choice), we soaked up our cocktails with a hot brown loaf, slathered with almond butter. We had to restrain ourselves from eating the whole loaf, so as not to fill up too much for the main courses.

My wife chose London gin-cured salmon (you can see a theme developing), salt-baked beets, fennel pollen and horseradish ice. I opted for roasted Maine scallops, pickled red cabbage, golden raisins and candied pecans. We chose a ‘social’ course to share: a Lancaster farm chicken with truffles, daikon radishes, turnips and baked rutabaga. Said chicken was presented to us by the chef before slicing so we could see it in its full glory, and what an magnificent bird it was.

We also shared a delightfully delicate panna cotta dessert, not because the choices were limited, but purely because we were completely sated by the previous two courses. That said, we still managed to force down another glass of red wine (my wife) and rosé champagne (me) before being allocated a lift to take us back to our room, just in time for Saturday Night Live – the ultimate New York Saturday evening experience.

Next morning, after the most refreshing night’s sleep, my wife did her usual hotel-gym inspection (it passed, by the way) while I ventured to the 39th floor for my mid-morning massage. I’d chosen the ‘Edition regular’ but only because I did not, unfortunately, have time for the numerous extras. All massages are aromatherapy-based and my masseuse explained the benefits and qualities of every oil, even encouraging me to smell them in order to make an informed choice. Having abandoned my dry January in deference to my New York trip, I elected for a detox massage. It was undeniably one of the best massages I have ever had, and perfectly set me up for the overnight flight back – which, in my blissed-out state, was the most stress-free night flight I have ever experienced.

The Guestbook

Whenever you book a stay at a Smith Hotel with us, we’ll invite you to review it when you get back. Read what other Smith members had to say in The New York Edition’s Guestbook below.

We loved

The setting on Madison Square Park. Great location for travelling around Manhatten. The decor, this hotel is an oasis, a very relaxing place to stay. The room was spacious and very quiet. Go to Eataly across the square, excellent for unscheduled suppers, lunches. Maison Kayser around the corner if you prefer to eat out for breakfast (opens at 7 am).

Don’t expect

Traditional.

Rating

Stayed on 3 Mar 2017

We loved

The ambience, service, style, proximity to all ammenities and attractions. Stayed at their suites for business. Great size room. Invited clients over, and they all loved the hotel. The 'Eataly' food emporium at the Flatiron NYC is spectacular. From breakfast to late dinner.

Don’t expect

Expect everything. We can speak highly enough above this hotel group. Stayed at their London Edition a few weeks prior and that was also spectacular.

Rating

Stayed on 7 Oct 2016

We loved

Beautiful hotel in great location - so convenient for NYC. Hotel is fresh and trendy, quiet and personal, big rooms for this city with high ceilings in the loft rooms. Don't go lower than the 26th floor the views of the Empire State are to die for day and night. Staff wonderful. Madison park on your doorstep. Eataly across the road - hours spent there and you can eat late. 3 subway lines so very close for easy access up and down town.

Don’t expect

Nothing missing for us we will definitely return

Rating

Stayed on 19 Jul 2016

We loved

The rooms were amazing and the hotel was perfectly placed in terms of location! We loved our stay and the concierge staff were brilliant in booking tickets for our shows and tourist attractions!

Don’t expect

A kids club. It's definitely a family friendly hotel, but not many activities for younger kids, but ours were tweens so they were fine.

Rating

Stayed on 26 Dec 2015

We loved

Great decoration and hype!

Don’t expect

So many people at 3 floor Bars.

Rating

Stayed on 24 Nov 2015

We loved

Very central location in Midtown Good staff Breakfast.

Don’t expect

Quiet street ... its New York.

Rating

Stayed on 3 Nov 2015

We loved

The bathrooms, super soft robes and the skyline view from our high, south facing window. The smallish bar was lively every night but served great drinks. It's opposite the original Shake Shack restaurant (expect long queues). Right by Madison Square Park and across the road from Eataly - a deli/restaurant with a fantastic rooftop beer garden (open rain or shine with its retractable roof).

Don’t expect

Communal spaces to relax and chill in. Probably too busy for the business traveller.

Rating

Stayed on 23 Oct 2015

We loved

Everything. Beautiful large loft room with sitting area and views.

Don’t expect

A bit anonymous.

Rating

Stayed on 2 Oct 2015

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